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Wilcox Aeyers Dragon

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WILCOX-AEYERS DRAGON
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The Dragon family of aircraft is Wilcox-Aeyers leading fighter aircraft. From a front line fighter, an advanced trainer, to a carrier capable fighter, the Dragon has much to offer.


Wilcox-Aeyers Dragon


Dragon F.2



Type:

Multirole Fighter

National Origin:

Serpens Land

Manufacturer:

Wilcox Aviation
(1994-2020)
Wilcox-Aeyers Aerospace
(2020-Present)

First Flight:

July 5, 1994

Introduction:

May 21, 2010

Status:

In Service

Primary Users:

Royal Serpens Land Air Force

Produced:

2005 - Present

Number Built:

125 (as of 2020)

Unit Cost:

US$40 Million

Variants:

See variants:

The Wilcox-Aeyers Dragon is a Serpens Land twin engine, canard delta wing, multirole fighter aircraft designed by Wilcox-Aeyers Aerospace. It is equipped to perform air supremacy, interdiction, aerial reconnaissance, ground support, in-depth strike, anti-ship strike and nuclear deterrence missions.

In the early 2000s, the Royal Serpens Land Air Force began to search for a replacement aircraft for the A-4 Skyhawk. The Ministry of Defence selected 3 aircraft for consideration; the Eurofighter Typhoon, Dassault Rafale, and the Serpens Land built Wilcox Aviation Dragon. Ultimatley, the Dragon was selected as the winning aircraft. Trials of Dragon began in 2003, and the aircraft was officially adopted into the Rotal Serpens Land Air Force in 2010.


>> Variants


P.100

Technology demonstrator, first flew on July 5, 1994. Only 5 of this variant made.

F.1

Single seat version built for the Royal Serpens Land Air Force.

F.2

Two seat version built for the Royal Serpens Land Air Force.

F.1M

Carrier borne version of the F.1M being tested for the Royal Serpens Land Navy. The F.1M has a strengthened airframe, longer nose gear, a tail hook in between the rear engines, and a built in boarding ladder.


Dragon F.1 from No. 501 Squadron RSLAF

Dragon F.1M from 100 Naval Air Squadron assigned to HSLMS St. George.


>> Specifications


General characteristics

  • Crew: 1 or 2

  • Length: 14.98 m

  • Wingspan: 10.7 m

  • Height: 4.26 m

  • Wing area: 45.7 m2

  • Empty weight: 10,300 kg (F.1)

    10,450 kg (F.2)

    10,600 kg (F.1M)

  • Max takeoff weight: 22,500 kg

  • Fuel capacity: 4,200 kg internal for single-seater (A) ;3,900 kg for two-seater (A II)

  • Powerplant: 2 × Eurojet EJ200, 60 kN thrust each dry, 90 kN with afterburner

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 1,032 knots / Mach 1.8 at high altitude

    750 knots / Mach 1.1 at low atitude

  • Supercruise: Mach 1.5

  • Combat range: 1,400 km on penetration mission with three tanks (5,700 L)

  • Ferry range: 2,800 km with 3 drop tanks

  • Service ceiling: 15,500 m

  • g limits: +9 −3.5 (+11 in emergencies)

  • Rate of climb: 304.8 m/s (60,000 ft/min)

  • Wing loading: 328 kg/m2 (67 lb/sq ft)

  • Thrust/weight: 1.085 (Max takeoff weight dry) version A

Armament

  • Guns: 1× 20 mm M61 Vulcan autocannon with 120 rounds

  • Hardpoints: 12 for Air Force versions (F.1/F.2), 11 for Navy version (F.1M) with a capacity of 6500 kg external fuel and ordnance.


>> Operators


Serpens Land

  • Royal Serpens Land Air Force - F.1, F.2

  • Royal Serpens Land Navy - F.1M

Estados Vaticanos

  • Fuerza Aérea Vaticana - F.2

Ikheria

  • Aviation Brigade of Ikheria Navy - F.1M


>>See Also




The Realm of Serpens Land

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